DONATE YOUR LARGE ELECTRICALS TO A GOOD CAUSE
By voodoodoll | Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 11:52
Fed up with your fridge? Bored of your blender? Are you thinking of making a change?
If you are planning to replace any working household electrical appliances then why not donate them to a good cause.
Instead of sending good quality items to be recycled, give them to your local furniture reuse project who will give them a new lease of life.
Derbyshire County Council is teaming up with Heanor's Salcare Furniture Reuse Project to hold a household electricals collection event at Heanor Market Place on Saturday July 21 from 8am to 3pm.
They are encouraging people to bring along their old but working white goods like vacuum cleaners, fridges, freezers and microwaves.
They also would welcome any smaller, reusable electrical items such as hairdryers, CD players and laptops.
Salcare staff will test all donated appliances before selling them on to low income households meaning that your old items will get a whole new lease of life.
You also have the chance to enter into a prize draw to win £50 of shopping vouchers if you donate your electrical items.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Recycling and Technology John Allsop said: "Reuse is the very best method of making sure that less waste is sent to landfill.
"Furniture projects play a big role in this and they also offer budget conscious families the opportunity to benefit from low cost, good quality household items.
"By donating your electrical items to a furniture project, you are not only helping the environment, you are also helping other people to create homes to be proud of."
If you are unable to bring bulky items to the collection event and you live within 10 miles of Heanor, Salcare offers a free home collection service.
Call 01773 764562 to discuss collection of your large item. Quote "Derbyshire County Council" when calling to be entered into the free prize draw.
The collection event is on Saturday 21 July from 8am to 3pm at Heanor Market Place.
Entry to the free prize draw closes on Friday August 31st.